It’s been several months now since I’ve been trying to shrug off bronchitis; Guatemala’s rainy season hasn’t made it any easier. So after much thought, I’ve decided to take a break from my journey south and have made an about turn, …[ Read More → ]
I’m starting to see a pattern to the Guatemalan Highlands. Mountain after mountain. Ravine after ravine. Tortilla after tortilla.
Here, the paved backroads are ridiculously steep, and the dirt trails even steeper. Up and down. And up and down. Throw in …[ Read More → ]
Here are a few pictures of our backcountry ride from Poptun to Coban, via Fray Bartolome de las Casas. It was a challenging three day journey, that took us into rugged Alta Verapaz, amongst rocky outcrops and milna, coffee and cardoman plantations, with a detour down to …[ Read More → ]
We’ve now crossed back from Chiapas, Mexico, into El Peten, Guatemala’s jungle-covered, northerly province. Our plan is to loop up and around Peten Itza lake to Poptun, via El Remate and Tikal, before cutting back on a dirt road across …[ Read More → ]
I’m now en route to the Mexican border, with the plan of acquiring myself a new 3 month visa to cover me for Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (these countries, along with El Salvador, all share the same entry stamp). There’s just time …[ Read More → ]
After semi-patiently allowing my bronchial infected lungs to recover, I’m now on the road once more. And it feels good, especially as I’m finally feeling close to full strength again – well, I will once my legs reacclimatise themselves to the …[ Read More → ]
Although Maya Pedal is run by the inimitable Carlos, it is also made up of a crew of continually changing volunteers, all of whom dwell in shared rooms above the workshop. Volunteers come and go over the year, staying from …[ Read More → ]